The acting isnít terrible, I mean I love Danielle Harris but she really doesnít get a whole lot of screen time until the shit hits the fan. There really isnít much to give away here as the story isnít at all complex; Mary Hatchet freaks out as a kid and murders her family (quite unexpectedly I might add but hey, kids these days right?) and then ends up in a mental institute that looks more like Freddy Krugerís basement. Iíll admit that I donít know much about these institutes but they sure must get a lot of flak considering every film theyíre featured in has some creep raping the patients. Itís brutal but not something you donítí see coming in these types of films. Of course, for a crazy chick Mary Hatchet is one hell of a hottie when she grows up, who for some reason doesnít like to wear any cloths. I suppose thatís a great way to distract your victims before planting an axe between their eyes.
As far as the action goes, the special effects were pretty tight considering and the deaths were indeed graphic. There was more than enough blood, gore and T&A to go around but it almost felt as though they were going overboard with it as a way of keeping you interested. Thereís a definite old school vibe to this flick but itís not nearly as campy as the I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER types and the story is much more straight forward, to be honest itís pretty much the bare bones of slasher storylines with one ďsee what I did thereĒ twist that will only make you yawn.
BLOOD NIGHT is straight to DVD/BLU-RAY horror at its best and on that level itís worth a look but if youíre hungry for something more substantial to chew on you might consider looking for another entrťe. The generic ending suggests we could see more of Mary Hatchet down the road (and why wouldnít it?) but I canít see the demand being high at the moment. On a side note, Iím a little disappointed in these fellas/victims; when you have a killer who weighs about a buck-o-five whoís stalking you in high heels and can barely lift (let alone swing) her weapon of choice, how can you justify not kicking her square in the teeth and/or breaking her in half like a twig? I guess she picked the right town to terrorise.
Spilling Blood: The Making of Blood Night: Thereís definitely some cool info here about how the film was shot and came together. Props to Samantha Facchi for shooting one of the opening sequences in cold ass March, naked, during a rain storm.
Outtakes: Thereís a lot of swearing and some funny sex/death scene facial expressions but nothing to get excited about.
Previews: Thereís a trailer for the feature film.